Entries Tagged as 'Living Room'

New Must-Have Home Décor Item: A Shovel

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hot item for Fall 2014:  a decorative shovel.  Very trendy.

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It has a rooster painted on it!  And raffia ribbon on the handle!

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It elevates this kitchen.

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A few days later, we spotted another shovel used as decoration at another Phoenix home.  Right in the middle of the living room.  Now that’s a true statement piece.  Halloween and Thanksgiving are coming up.  I’m rushing over to Home Depot right now to pick up some shovels and then to Hobby Lobby for acrylic paints, brushes, and raffia!

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Tags: Tile · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Untidy In Evansville

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Chaos at an Evansville, Indiana home.

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Did a tornado hit?

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The toilet paper needs to be replaced.

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Messy bedroom.

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The kitchen’s not that bad, considering.

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Ceiling · Other US Cities

Before & After Photos of Home Remodel

October 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With those ugly dark cabinets.  Please, Mr. or Mrs. Flipper, please remove & throw out the cabinets.

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After Kitchen.  Thank you, thank you!  The ugly cabinets are gone!!

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Before Kitchen.  The investor bought the house for $96,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, it sold for $160,000.

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Before Living Room To Dining Room View.

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After Living Room To Dining Room View.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Before & After · John F. Long cabinets

Red Velvet Wallpaper

October 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thank you to our reader Michael for sending us these delightful photos of a San Diego, California home.

Red velvet wallpaper!!  Go ahead and touch it.  It’s fuzzy.

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Same wallpaper in a very cluttered bedroom.

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The couch is on blocks of wood.

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The drapes and valances match but the furniture does not.

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A knotted curtain!  Ugh.

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It looks like a dog wearing a sweater standing on its hind legs.

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The sellers take their grooming seriously.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Cosmetic Fixer

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The tree provides ample shade and is visually pleasing.  So far, so good.

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Spacious living room.

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The kitchen is a chef’s dream.

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The flooring adds character to the house.

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Shag carpeting feels so good on bare feet and toes.

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The mirror helps reflect more light into the bedroom.

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Custom-built bookshelves compliment this bedroom.

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The mold & mildew are included at no extra charge.

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Tags: Flooring · Carpet · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper

Pampas Grass Plumes!!

September 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s making a comeback in home décor!  Dyed pampas grass plumes!  [Fort Morgan, Colorado]

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The arrows are pointing downward.

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It’s okay, the lace curtains aren’t knotted.

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Visual distractions everywhere!

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There is storage under the waterbed.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Other US Cities · Weapons & Firearms

Carpet Stains

September 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The pathway to home ownership?

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Mike kept spilling his drinks from the kitchen to the sofa.

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You’d think dark carpet would hide dirt and stains.  Wrong.

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It seems to be holding up well.  [Brockton, Massachusetts]

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Be sure to tip toe on the carpet.  If you dare.  [Brockton, Massachusetts]

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The padding has worn out.  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Other US Cities

Basic Flip – Before & After Photos

September 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nothing fancy with this remodel.  But it shows the impact of a clean house with fresh paint.

Before Swimming Pool.  The house was purchased for $58,000.

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After Swimming Pool.  Once renovated, the house sold for $136,000!

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Before Master Bedroom.  The sellers placed a low priority on cleanliness.

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After Master Bedroom.  New carpet and paint.

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Before Front of House.  Weeds.

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After Front of House.  New air conditioner was installed.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Not sure why they kept those weird wood sticks around the fireplace.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The flipper might have kept the lower cabinets.

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After Kitchen.  This is a very modest home remodel.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  New paint and drapes.  That’s it.

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Before Other Bedroom.  Dirty.  No After photo available.

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Before Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Back Yard.  With weeds.  No After photo available.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Before & After

Faux Stone & Wood Wallpaper

September 5th, 2014 · 12 Comments

These Mesa, Arizona sellers wallpapered their entire home in either faux stone or faux wood.  The results are, well, see for yourself.

Faux stone wall wallpaper in the master bedroom.

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Were they stoned?

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Log cabin effect in another bedroom.

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Complete with faux river rock fireplace wall.  And photographer’s reflection.

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We asked the baby to move out of the photo, but just like the wallpaper, he’s stonewalling.

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Over to the left, there’s more stone wallpaper.

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The pot rack is now a utensil rack.

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And yes, more faux stone wallpaper in the kitchen.  Will this much wallpaper leave buyers feeling stone cold?

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Pot Rack · People In Photos

Dark Shadows

August 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Dark and dreary.

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Keep it dark, including the bedspread.

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Close the curtain!!  The light is too bright!  It’s burning my eyes!

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No windows in the kitchen.

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No windows in the dining room either.  Count Dracula is making an offer today.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Bedspread